February continues to show signs of summer as daytime highs reach the 80s Wednesday

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Posted at 4:22 AM, Feb 26, 2020

The average temperature for San Luis Obispo during the end of February is somewhere around the mid-60s. Last year on February 26, the daytime high was 59 degrees and this year that temperature could reach 80 degrees, which is just five degrees away from the record. The main factor for the forecast Wednesday is the heat as most of the inland and coastal valley communities will reach the upper 70s to low 80s. At the coast, there is more relief, but temperatures are still expected to be above average and close to the mid to upper 70s.

Ahead of the afternoon, the morning commute will be clear and calm for the most part. Inland valley temperatures will stay close to the 40s while the coastal regions get a head start on warming up and stay close to the 50s. Winds will generally range from 10-20 miles per hour Wednesday, with breezy conditions through the late morning into the early evening hours.

Thursday's forecast looks pretty much the same as Wednesday's right now, but the end of the week could see some increasing cloud cover. The weekend will be cooler as daytime highs trend down and near seasonal-averages. Plus, there is a 20% chance for rain by Sunday that we will continue to keep an eye on.